First Tasking of 2021

January 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Yesterday evening, January 11th, CASARA Nanaimo, in conjunction with CASARA Victoria, was tasked to provide air support to Juan de Fuca SAR in their ongoing search for a missing kayaker over on the west coast.  [...]

New Year, New Challenges

January 12th, 2021|0 Comments

With the New Year comes new challenges.  2020's COVID-19 restrictions saw the Unit enter 2021 with many member's Currency/Certification expired or about to expire.  Member's cannot, as a rule, participate in an actual Task - [...]

United Way – Directed Donation

December 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island We were happy to present the MIASARS (Mid Island Air Search and Rescue) Board with a donation cheque from one of our generous donors! Receiving the cheque - [...]

ZULU Time explained

November 20th, 2020|0 Comments

An interesting article from "flightradar24" explaining the mysteries and rationale behind ZULU (UTC) Time;

COVID ~ Updated

November 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Given the recent escalation in COIVID-19 cases across BC, PEP Air has cancelled, postponed or moved on-line all non-essential training. Group indoor in-person training & meetings remain 'unsafe'. Alternative platforms, Zoom, Skype etc, should be [...]

C295 Walkaround Tour

September 29th, 2020|0 Comments

For those that have flown in the old Buffalo aircraft this will stretch you imagination and mind !  

Welcome Home “Kingfisher”

September 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Canada receives its first new fixed-wing search and rescue CC-295 aircraft Today, the #RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet. The new fleet will be called [...]


September 13th, 2020|0 Comments

Every 24 months each CASARA/PEP Air Zone must complete and pass an Evaluation deigned to determine operational readiness, training effectiveness and administrative compliance.  The Evaluation is undertaken by Canadian Armed Forces, CASARA National and PEP [...]